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Standing Stones Hotel

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North East England
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just returned from a stay at this hotel. Spent 5 nights on a bed and breakfast basis with evening meal. My main reason for the stay was to observe the local bird life and explore the magnificent history of the islands. I was not disappointed with beautiful views wherever you go and from the rooms in the hotel. I was...

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Oxfordshire
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had a pre-booked lunch here during a day of sightseeing: brilliant food, very friendly service and all enjoyed looking across the Ness of Brogar. Soup and sandwiches were among the best I've had in Orkney but the cakes were just fantastic - especially the Lemon Drizzle and Chocolate Brownie. Would be very, very happy to return when I'm lucky enough...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We both ordered crab cakes. Being the Orkney Islands I thought they'd be good but I asked the server if the crab was local anyway just to be sure. Imagine my surprise when we each got deep fried crab 'balls'. Now I'm using 'crab' liberally here as what arrived was nothing like the delicate wonderful flavour of crab. It was...

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Thank SydneyKoukla
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A tourist bus stop with the worst food we have had in Scotland. The "local crabcakes" may have been local but they smelled and tasted of fish with "nary even a wee bit o crab". The only saving grace of stopping was the Orkney ice cream - and even that was cheaper at other shops

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Thank Ron C
Bath, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch in the pub when we were out for a day of sightseeing and were disappointed with the food and the service. The food was just so-so (this wasn't our experience anywhere else on Orkney) and service was very slow. We arrived just as a bus tour group was leaving, so couldn't understand the slow service. Very...

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Thank Marcus R
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We came here the other Sunday for a meal, the service was slow but the meal was worth waiting for, however me being a vegetable lover was a bit disappointed by the the lack of vegetables with my chosen meal!

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kingston
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a very ordinary Sunday lunch in a large and colourless barn like dining room. Our table faced a beige curtain, in fact my only view was the very drab curtain. The only staff was the guy carving the meat and one waitress cum meeter and greeter cum cashier.. Although, as I discovered towards the end of the meal...

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We booked fairly last minute and with mixed reviews we decided to opt for this hotel because of the location. We were cycling on Orkney and wanted an overnight in this area. It didn't disappoint, in fact exceeded expectations by miles. The view from the bedroom window was stunning, across a small loch to the Sanding Stones and Ring of...

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Clearfield, Utah
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We arrived a little late for our overnight stay and for our dinner however the chef and friendly girl behind bar had pitty on us and he decided to cook a tasty lobster for my wife and E-Z snack for me which was delicious. Next morning scottish breakfast ( scramble eggs / salmon ) was finger lickin' good. We had...

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Stromness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were here for an evening meal, food is served in the bar area, which is large and clean but seems a bit dated, the staff are very pleasant and friendly. There is a nice menu with plenty of choice and daily specials on a blackboard, the day we were there it was showcasing locally caught fish and shellfish. I...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Standing Stones Hotel

Address: Stenness, Stenness KW16 3JX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stenness
Hotel Class:3 star — Standing Stones Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for a loch view - you can see the standing stones”
 of 5 bubbles andykH8426DX, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask about view, as our room overlooked the road”
 of 5 bubbles 2016crissieB, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sunday lunch not recommended”
 of 5 bubbles kirkwall1, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The higher up the room, the better the view of the surrounding area”
 of 5 bubbles aprilc65, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Excellent views over a fine loch from some of the rooms, one has a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles T6300XCdavidt, 10 May 2016 | Read review
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